2014 MagIC Science & Database Workshop
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Workshop Program Description
Studies using large data sets and centralized long-term data storage are increasingly important in all scientific disciplines. The Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) is a community effort funded by the National Science Foundation to archive data and enable sharing them across geomagnetic, paleomagnetic and rock magnetic communities. MagIC provides online databases designed to facilitate both uploading of data and sophisticated data searches and downloads.
The primary goal of MagIC is to broaden access to data, providing tools that enable researchers to include or compare with any relevant data in their analyses, and facilitating new kinds of studies with comprehensive data sets. Over the next few years we will continue to focus on further developing capabilities for handling data related to six major science themes outlined in our latest NSF proposal:
The Geomagnetic and Thermal History of the Earth
On May 12th and 13th, the 2014 MagIC Science & Database Workshop will offer invited keynotes, short science-database talks, and a poster session covering a wide range of topics in paleomagnetism, geomagnetism and rock magnetism. An introduction to the workings of the MagIC database will also be given, along with brief tutorials on archiving your own data and reviewing contributions to the database.
On May 14th there will be a Special Hands-on MagIC Data Upload Workshop. This workshop is especially targeted to those who want to walk through the process of uploading and archiving data and learn more details of how the process works (e.g. senior graduate students, post-docs, lab managers, although others with interest are also welcome). The upload process will have been upgraded to an online web service instead of the Excel SmartBook Console. Space is limited because of the tutorial nature, and we can only accommodate up to 15-20 people. It requires separate registration. Participants are expected to have attended Days 1 and 2 of the 2014 MagIC Science & Database Workshop.
Also, on May 14th, in the afternoon, we will have a seminar on MagIC Interoperability with Other Databases and Websites.
Keynote Speakers (45 minute talk and 15 minutes for discussion)
Josh Feinberg - "Shining a Light into the Dark: Advancing Paleomagnetic and Rock Magnetic Studies of Cave Deposits", accidentally not recorded
Science-Database Short-Talk Speakers (20 minute talk and 10 minutes for discussion)
Ron Shaar - "The Levantine Archaeomagnetic Compilation (LAC): a MagIC recipe for paleointensity modelling", recorded stream
Workshop Morning Program
Workshop Afternoon Program
MagIC Topics Presented During Workshop
1. MagIC Science and Database Goals (Monday Afternoon), no sound on recording
2. MagIC's Status and Future Plans (Monday Afternoon), no sound on recording
Lead: Koppers, Minnett
3. Introduction Into Archiving in the MagIC Database (Tuesday Afternoon), recorded stream
4. International Geo Sample Number (IGSN) (Tuesday Afternoon), recorded stream
5. Communication with Other Databases and Websites (Tuesday Afternoon), recorded stream
Lead: Minnett, Koppers
Special MagIC Life Skills Workshop
6. Life Skills for MagIC: Searching, Retrieving and Uploading Data (Wednesday Morning), not recorded
Lead: Jarboe, Minnett, Koppers, Tauxe, Shaar
7. MagIC Interoperability: Preliminary Specifications and Discussions (Wednesday Afternoon), not recorded
Lead: Minnett, Koppers
8. Uploading Your Data (Wednesday Afternoon), not recorded
Lead: Jarboe, Tauxe, Shaar
Keynotes and Science Talks
The 2014 MagIC Workshop will feature keynote talks (45 minutes) with extended discussions (15 minutes), and science talks (20 minutes, 10 minutes discussion) on the application of the MagIC database in paleomagnetic, geomagnetic and rock magnetic research.
Posters will be up the whole time during the 2014 MagIC Workshop and there will be multiple occasions to view them. There also will be a dedicated poster session on the first day from 4:30-5:30 pm and during the reception afterwards. Thus there will be ample time for discussion during coffee hours, receptions and the designated poster session.
Poster boards accommodate Poster Sizes up to 48" (high) and 72" (wide).
Registration closes April 24, 2014 and the Registration Fee is $100. This will pay for all conference expenses and it includes catering during the conference, including continental breakfasts, cookies/tea/coffee, lunch and the Monday evening reception.
Abstract Deadline. The deadline for abstracts for keynotes, science talks and posters is April 24, 2014. Every participant is invited to contribute an abstract to the conference volume. These abstracts may represent a discussion contribution, a poster, or can be provided by title (to be available for reference in the conference volume only). Submit your abstracts by email to Nick Jarboe.
Abstract format. Two pages text (1,000 words or less) with up to two pages of figures, data tables and references. All abstracts must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. In addition, send us electronic copies of your diagrams in either the PS/EPS/PDF or Adobe Illustrator format. This will ensure that we can reproduce your diagrams with the best quality in the workshop volume. If you cannot easily produce these formats, please send us the diagrams as high-resolution bitmaps (300 to 600 dpi) in the JPEG, TIFF or GIF format. Please follow the AGU abstract format for title, addresses and text.
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Hotel La Jolla at the Shores
If you have any questions regarding the 2014 MagIC Workshop please contact Nick Jarboe.